For those that have websites run on the WordPress content management system (CMS), one of the necessities of such sites are plugins that manage and improve the SEO of the site. For many years, the ‘go-to’ plugin has been Yoast and, in particular, Yoast Premium. For many sites, this is still the ‘go-to’ plugin. However, there is a new competitor on the block that is promising quite a lot for a not too expensive price. With this, here is a look at Rank Math PRO, the key features that make it different, and whether it is an actual competitor to Yoast Premium.

 

Key Features of Rank Math PRO

Rank Math has seemingly taken the baseline of what Yoast has set for an SEO plugin, and gone to town with additional new features.  The key features that are of extreme interest to me include the following:

  • Keyword rank tracker – this is something that you would have typically had to pay hundreds of dollars a month to achieve, through the likes of SEMRush, Ahrefs, and Moz. The fact Rank Math will track keywords for you is a pretty big game-changer for an SEO plugin, since it enables tighter integration between ‘best practices’ and ‘seeing the results of the best practices’, almost like a feedback loop.
  • Speakable schema – this is, again, really interesting since it is a new schema that is looking to gain more momentum, with the likes of AI, Alexa, Okay Google, and Hey Siri. Rank Math is looking into the future of search, which is promising.
  • Position History for…

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